Kangana Ranaut who shot to fame with Gangster and Woh Lamhe didn’t mind doing some seriously sensational scenes. In Woh Lamhe there is a scene in which she throws off her panty at Shiney Ahuja. That shows the actress is lion hearted when comes to doing bold scenes.

Now she is doing a film titled Fashion under the direction of Madhur Bhandarkar. In this film Kangana is playing the character inspired from the real life story of Model Gitanjali Nagpal.

If the buzz is to be believed Kangana appears top less in this film! Taking a cue from Carol Gracia’s infamous wardrobe malfunction Madhur has canned a similar scene on Kangana where she drops her top while walking on the ramp. Kangana didn’t use a body double for this scene!

Madhur is not willing to reveal too many details about this scene. If this scene successfully comes out of Censors, no doubt Kangana is going to create ripples all over!


Pantaloon Retail Limited announced that it has tied up with Yash Raj Films, for merchandising opportunities for their film, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’, starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji in the lead, along with child artists Ali Haji and Angelina Idnani.

As per the alliance, Pantaloon Retail Ltd has created special Ta Ra Rum Pum themed merchandise across numerous categories including apparel, accessories, toys, stationery, luggage and plastics. These will be available in stores upto May 15, 2007, across various PRIL retail formats including Big Bazaar, Pantaloons Fresh Fashion, Depot, Central, Food Bazaar and Fashion Station.

The merchandise available at Pantaloons Fresh Fashion stores primarily includes specially designed Ta Ra Rum Pum themed apparel t-shirts, shirts, bottom wear, blouses, shorts, frocks and skirts for men, women and kids (boys and girls). At Big Bazaar, apart from apparel for boys & girls; toys (such as remote controlled racing cars, friction cars, track sets); school bags; lunch boxes; water bottles; sippers; mugs; etc. are also be available.

Stationery items such as compass boxes, geometry sets, notebooks key chains, colouring and activity books are available at Depot standalone stores and shop-in-shops at Big Bazaar.

Said Sanjeev Agrawal, CEO, Pantaloons Fresh Fashion, “We are excited to be associated with Yash Raj Films, through their much awaited film ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’. Consumers will be able to experience the film throughthe merchandise, which spans apparel, accessories, toys, stationery, luggage and plastics, available at our prominent retail formats Big Bazaar & Pantaloons Fresh Fashion, all across the country. Ta Ra Rum Pum themed merchandise is reasonably priced and designed to appeal to men, women and kids, alike.”

Said Sanjeev Kohli, CEO, Yash Raj Films, “Ta Ra Rum Pum is a film, which celebrates the triumph of the human spirit, against all odds. Tara Rum Pam has all the makings of a blockbuster – great direction by Siddharth Anand, freshness of Vishal-Shekhar’s tunes and lyrics by songsmith extraordinaire, Javed Akhtar.” He added, “Yash Raj Films looks at innovative new ways to engage with film buffs and bring more of the cinema into their everyday lives. ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ merchandise will enable fans to connect with the characters of the film and live life like their on screen idols.”

Directed by the popular director, Siddharth Anand, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ is a story of a race car driver Rajveer Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan), a music student Radhika (played by Rani Mukerji) his family (played by child artists Ali Haji and Angelina Idnani) and how they overcome the obstacles that life puts in their way, together.

It is the story of triumph of the human spirit, against all odds. Ta Ra Rum Pum releases in theatres across the country on April 27, 2007.

Last week at an AIDS Awareness Campaign in Jaipur, India, a small group of right-wing Indians managed to shift the attention from fighting the spread of HIV to an inane case of obscenity against Hollywood actor Richard Gere.

Gere, who kissed famous Indian actress Shilpa Shetty on the cheek, now has a warrant out for his arrest due to his violation of obscenity laws.

Here is the video, for those of you who missed it on the TV.

Most Indians can agree on the absurdity of this case. Deeming Gere as obscene and vulgar is the work of a minority of fundamentalists trying to create a commotion and hardly the views of the entire country.

In Gere’s defense, he was mimicking a dance routine from his recent film “Shall We Dance.” He has since apologized for his behavior not realizing the media attention he would receive.

But it’s not just the Indian media that have blown the situation out of proportion. Friday, Gere’s kiss was all over American broadcasts as well, giving India negative publicity.

This silly news story depicts a very inaccurate display of Indian society and culture. Stories such as this falsely makes Indians appear narrow minded and prudish in their behavior.

I’m so tired of American media wrongfully characterizing the Indian public. Several times in the past, American media has focused on stories focusing on just a fraction of India’s one billion inhabitants.

For years I’ve been angered by news images of Indian poverty acting as if primitive village life is the norm for the entire subcontinent.

Oprah Winfrey occasionally features stories revealing the mistreatment of women, insinuating all women in India are uneducated, battered and treated as slaves.

These types of imperialist broadcasts depict Indians as people begging for enlightenment when that is hardly the case.

India is a thriving nation and has made so many invaluable contributions, and Indian culture is prevalent across the world.

Yoga, which has ancient origins in India, is practiced by people all across this country. Indian spices and cuisine are hugely popular. Americans order gallons of Indian chi tea.

I see Indian fashion all over campus. Brightly colored Indian bags replicating saris, traditional Indian dress, are carried by several girls. Colorful ornate jewelry has been a staple in India fashion and is only now becoming popular in this country.

Some of the brightest minds have come out of India contributing to the fields of science and technology. The computer software industry is booming in India. The educated, literate, successful and cultured Indian is a better stereotype than what the media likes to display.

I wish the media would broadcast a broader image of India and all its splendor. A few protestors trying to get attention in India coupled with a ravenous American media is a combination for misrepresentation.

India is not a primitive society that is scandalized by a kiss on the cheek by a Hollywood actor.

While India may pride itself in being a moral country, this is a gross exaggeration of the people.



People are going nuts over “this?” video !

Featured is a clip from one of the Indian fashion shows, where the model realizes that the skirt she is wearing has lost its bearing on the rear. So much fuss over a 2 second display of some skin? Well, I guess the media does make a mountain of a molehill.

Accidental nudity or plain outcry for no reason?

This is one of the recent wardrobe malfunctions in the history of Indian Fashion.

Himanshu Shani, 26, a former student of National Institute of Fashion Technology is about to wipe out the stigma that Gujarat is not fashion savvy.

He has won award in the international fashion design competition at Gifu in Japan in 2000 and in Korea, in 2002.

He had the privilege of working with Renzo Ross, the head of famed Italian jeans wear Diesel on numerous projects.

He had done consultancy work with other Italian brands GAS jeans, 55 and DSL.

He is going to launch his international label ‘Nay-ked’ in Los Angeles, United States, in January 2007.

Shani’s apparel range, which is devoted especially to women, will be introduced at 1,000 stores all across America and Europe.

He uses natural fabrics, hand embellishments with a touch of feminity that will suit women in the age group of 25-35.

Bollywood stars Urmila Matondkar, Shilpa Shetty, Milind Soman and Dino Morea wowed the Pakistani audience as they modelled outfits by Indian designers at a Lux carnival in Karachi.

The works of top Indian designers, including Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani, were displayed at the annual Lux Carnival de Couture in Karachi Saturday evening.

Pakistan’s own fashion tycoon Rizwan Beyg displayed some of his best works, Daily Times reported.

Urmila Matondkar said that Pakistani and Indian actors have been trying arduously to bring the two countries closer, but she said bureaucracies of the two countries were ‘a major hindrance’ in their efforts.

She said this should not mean that attempts to create harmony and brotherhood between the two countries should stop.

Shilpa praised the local cuisine and said that both countries should always remain friends, the newspaper quoted her as saying.

Malini Ramani fashion show targeting Bikini wear. This was part of a recent Fashion week held in India.

Not sure if we can consider it anywhere close to International standards.